GET INSPIRED : 10 WORSHIP SONGS OF THE MOMENT

Welcome to another installment of GET INSPIRED today I want to share with you ten worship numbers of the moment that I love, I virtually listen to these songs every time I set out to worship God. So I want you to join in and worship with me, these songs will help take you to that worship place.

Psalm 95:6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.

We worship God cos we must, God is too great, holy, mighty for us not to humbly bow before him

Psalm 96:9  O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth. 

You can worship God anywhere and at anytime as long as you do it earnestly, in spirit and in truth. It don’t need to be only in church or inside you room or house.

John 4:23  But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

We tend to worship things of the world making them our idols and all but what and who we should really worship is God.

With You – James Fortune

This song is off James Fortune most recent album Identity, James and Fiyah worship the lord because with Him we find our strength, with Him we are protected cos there is no body greater than God.


Overcome – Jeremy Camp

Pastor, Worship Leader, Songwriter and Lyricist adores Jesus in this song. He lifts Jesus’s name because He never sinned yet He took all our sins, He became sin for us. He saved us all so He is worthy and deserves all the glory because he overcame, He faced the trials of this world yet He overcame for our sake. Great is the name of Jesus. This is such a great worship song.

Oh Our Lord – All Sons and Daughters

This is my favorite song from All Sons and Daughters, reminds me of The Civil Wars (the band). Their voices on this song is perfect and compliments each other, the harmonization is top-notch and all to the glory of God. They lift God’s name in this beautiful song so join in and lift God’s name. “….Oh oh oooo our lord how majestic is your name in all the earth…..”

Slow – Andrey Assad

This song is another lovely soulful piece taken from the critic acclaimed album Heart by Audrey Assad. She just has an amazing voice, song is highly based on faith but non-the-less is a worship song to me.

Rest – Beckah Shae

This one of the best and innovative worship songs i have heard all year, it is not your everyday worship song but it hits home! It is so soothing and smooth. It is about resting in God, just relaxing and letting him take charge. Song shows how great God is and how little our troubles are, all we need do is relax and look up to him. Just like Audrey’s song it is not a straight forward worship song but the serenity of the song and what its message can as well make it a worship song.

Oh Lord Your Beautiful – Brian Johnson

I recently watched a special on Brian Johnson where he did a number of songs in the studio with a bunch of people just there worshiping with him, kind of reminded me f what Aaron Keyes did with In The Living Room. So immediately I downloaded the album titled Love Came Down and the song is just a pure worship acoustic album and I choose this song cos it was the song I first watched when I tuned to the channel to watch his special.

10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) – Matt Redman

This song is taken from Matt Redman’s album of the same name and it is another amazing worship sing-along song. And it has this very cool video where Matt and his band performs the song in an empty cathedral (you all know my love for cathedrals haha). We have a trillion reasons to sing and glorify and worship God’s holy name.

Lamb of God – Tenth Avenue North

The song is taken from the band’s latest album The Struggle which is barely two weeks old since its release, it happens to be the last track but one of my favorite from the album.

Nobody Greater – Vashawn Mitchell

Vashawn has a new album which I am yet to get but this song is from his old album from 2010 and it is a song that my Pastor loved and sang over and over again, but recently I found myself falling in love with this song all over again. The title of the song itself says it all…. NOBODY GREATER. This is Vashawn at his best, perfect  modern-day worship song!

 Cornerstone – Hillsong

I honestly try to keep up with Hillsong’s new releases and albums but sometimes I can’t. This is the latest from Hillsong united and it is called Cornerstone and also from the album of the same name. Most of Hillsong’s album is always a live recorded one, this one right here had me all teary eyed and on my knees in worship. Check it Out.

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Hebrews 12:28  Do you see what we’ve got? An unshakable kingdom! And do you see how thankful we must be? Not only thankful, but brimming with worship, deeply reverent before God. For God is not an indifferent bystander. (MSG)

Though It Tarries, Smile And Wait For It…..

The best teachings one can give is one that has been experienced and the best lessons comes from experience. So today I want to talk to you about something I am going through personally. It’s about not giving up, waiting for a brighter day, looking and feeling positive regardless of the present situation of things.

For one my life isn’t perfect and I am still waiting and hoping for better days and for a whole lot of things to fall into place, people look at me and say hey Michael what’s up? What’s new? And expect to hear about the new things, accomplishments, achievements etc in your life and when you tell them “same old” two things always happen

1. Their faces lights up as if they are secretly happy that you are stagnant.

2. They look into your eyes and show concern, support and understanding.

Anyway I am not here to talk about what other people think about your condition but what you think about it and how you carry on.  To be really honest staying positive, smiling and keeping your head up is one of the most difficult things to do when life and things are going tough, at that point every single thing you said about not giving up seems to fly out the window but knowing God and remembering all his promises to those who love him makes it a lot easier to look at the brighter side even in the darkest of times. So when you feel as if things are not working out remember his promises of never forsaking his children, remember that he will see you through and your situation will pass.

It is also important to remember to smile while waiting and while facing our storms/battles. Try not to take it out on others because everyone is going through a storm, heading into a storm or just coming out from a storm one way or the other. As difficult as it may get remember to smile for God is in control.  Learn how to let go and let God.

Mat 6:25  Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

Mat 6:26  Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

Mat 6:27  Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

I love NIV and in NIV verse 27 says

“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

All what I am saying and sharing with you is more like words I am telling myself to strengthen my faith but I choose to type it out and I hope it reaches to someone else out there too. You guys know I am crazy about good stories so let me share two… Continue reading

Tattoos: Sinful? My Two Cents On Tattoos And The Bible

 

So here I am again about to talk (write) about tattoos, I wish this will be the very last time I will be addressing this issue (but if only wishes were horses right?).

Tattoo is one of those things that brings about so much debate when it comes to religion and what the bible says about it. If you have a tattoo you will know the number of times someone gave you a side-eye or frowned at you because of it, talk less of the people who will out rightly tell you that you will end up in hell for marking your body and you get even judged by people living deeply in sins of their own I mean sins that the bible  has warned us again again and again about (yes you guessed right I am talking about sexual immorality).  I am not here to talk about sins and mankind today but in due time I believe I will because one thing is for sure I will not shy away from anything I feel is the truth in this blog even if I am also guilty of it.

I have three tattoos on my body which I will talk about in another blog post and the stories behind each of them too. You will not believe the number of times I have debated this tattoo case both online and in real life and it gets really funny when people can’t actually pinpoint or back up what “the bible says”. So I have decided to break them down one after the other.

First and foremost I want to establish that the laws from the old testament are referred to as the “Old Laws” and the teachings of the new testament the “New Laws”. The old laws were handed down to the people so that the will shun pagan practices and seek the one and only true God and live in accordance to what was right at the time in preparation for Jesus to come.

(Deu 7:6)  For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.

The old laws are outlined in Exodus, Leviticus and Deuteronomy. The children of God really did pick up a lot of false religion and practices from the land of slavery so the had to be this strict laws to set them straight in the ways of God. Now the question is why the “New Laws” I will like to make an earthly example about the laws that were set by man though God is no man just trying to make a point. Remember when the blacks were not allowed to vote? When women didn’t have equal rights? And the were laws that allowed and permitted this but these laws were later amended and changed. Yes the old laws of the bible were incomplete I wont use the word flawed but incomplete.

  • The old laws allows war and retaliation
  • The old laws allows discrimination
  • The old laws doesn’t forgive sins(since only the love of God can do that)
  • The old laws suggests that acting according to the law and written code are the only criteria for peace and eternal life (but grace based on faith is what we need for eternal life as Jesus stated).
  • The old laws relies on fear of punishment rather that the love of God. Continue reading